By Spy Uganda
The Pan African Pyramid on 26th August 2022 held its fifth edition of the Pan- African Pyramid Global Awards also commonly as PAP Global Awards at Fairway Hotel to celebrate achievements of their forefathers and recognize those who have hugely contributed to the growth of Pan Africanism globally.
Guess what! among those that were recognized by PAP for contributing to Pan Africanism is Uganda’s speaker Rt Hon Anita Annet Among who was handed the 1st Africa’s Youngest Female National Speaker award.
What Thrilled PAP To Recognize Among?
Rt Hon Anita Annet emboldens the true fruits and successes of African women emancipation struggles who refused to pity herself but rather wrestled her male contenders to raise to the top.
Tracking down her selfless active involvement in the struggles for the Rights of the African girl child and women emancipation in general, which struggles have finally molded her into Uganda’s and Africa’s 1st youngest female speaker of a national assembly is no way a mean achievement for women of Africa.
Although Anita joins the list of other current and former African women speakers of national assemblies, like María Teresa Efua Asangono (Equatorial Guinea), Lindiwe Dlamini (Eswatini), Lucie Milebou-Aubusson (Gabon), Mamonaheng Mokitimi (Lesotho), Catherine Gotani Hara (Malawi), Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias (Mozambique), osiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula (South Africa), Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti (Zambia) and Rebbecca Alitwara Kadaga (Uganda) among others, Anita Among cuts her edge as the youngest female speaker ever to get to speakership of national assembly.
PAP family therefore found it befitting not only to recognize her efforts, but to also to use the same to encourage other women of Africa to stop categorizing themselves as ‘special interest groups’ but rather raise up to the occasion.
About The Pan-African Pyramid
Pan-African Pyramid (PAP) is a non-governmental organization which was founded in 2015 with a vision to articulate concerted efforts geared towards promoting the true African Awakening among the BLACK people throughout Africa and in the Diaspora, and galvanize inventions and innovations of African people based on its principles as an intellectual, non-partisan discussion forum, built on the Pillars of PAN AFRICANISM, PATRIOTISM and NATIONALISM.
Pan-Africanism is a worldwide movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all indigenous and diaspora ethnic groups of African ancestry. At its core, Pan-Africanism is a belief that “African people, both on the continent and in the diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny. The PAP Idealogy/pre-occupation is to REVIVE intellectual discourse among youth with a bias on re-constructing our lost Pan-Africanism, patriotism and Nationalism Values and spirit.
The organization was founded in 2015 under the leadership of Chairman and speaker Irumba with its social impact and humanitarian programs including;
1.Organizing PAP debates every Friday
2.Pan African Pyramid Global Awards every August
3.Collecting and delivery of relief aide to refugees every December
4.Agriculture and livestock farming
6.Establishment of Pan African Pyramid School clubs and debates
7.Small Savings and Investments
8.Tree Planting and Natural Resource Maintenance (Environment Conservation),
Pan-African Pyamid Global Awards were initiated in 2016 with an intention of recognizing Africans who have showed their concern and contributions geared towards raising the African flag, ever since then, a couple of Pan Africanists have been awarded as seen below;
1.Prof, Kajabago Ka-Rusoke (As African Philosopher)
2.General Elly Tumwiine (As African Art Revolutionary
3.Muyunga Muwanga Amon (as African sports inventor)
4.Hon Alex Ruhunda (As social and Dev’t Entrprenuer)
5.Mr Rwangyenzi Steven (As African Heritage And Cultural Enterprenuer)
6.Ms, Evelyn Bright (As African Young Social and Dev’t Enterprenuer).
1.John Komuruyange Kalekezi (General Kale Kayihura’s Father) as a African Revolutionary Life Time Achiever
2.John Garang De Ma Bior- who was awarded as a Revolutionary Leader
3.Partrick Tabaro who was awarded as African Renaissance leader
4.Fagil M. Mande awarded as African Veteran Educationist
5.Arinaitwe Rugyendo who was awarded as African Young Social and Dev’t Entrepreneur
6.Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi awarded as African Musical Activist
7.Grace Andrua Annasio awarded as African Woman Activist and Entrepreneur
8.Dr. Mujisha Geofrrey awarded as African Anti Aids Activist.
1.Winnie Madickzela Mandela as a revolutionary leader of anti-apartheid
2.His Excellence Major General Retired Lekoa Solly Mollo ambassador of South Africa to Uganda as a freedom fighter anti-apartheid
3.Dr Patience Bibohere Rwamigisa awarded as African renaissance
4.Uganda Wildlife Authority awarded as African Heritage conservationist
5.Ms Prossy Namwanje aKa Sure deal awarded as African Women Entrepreneur
1.Former Libyan President Col. Muammar Gaddafi awarded as African Revolutionary Time Achiever
2.King Ndahura 11 Kashagama Imara- Pan-African Renaissance Leader
3.Amirali Karmali (Mukwano)-African Revolutionary Life Time Achiever (Business)
4.Christopher Columbus Sembuya-African Social & Dev’t Entrepreneur.
5.Rapa Thomson Ricky-African Young Social & Dev’t Entrepreneur.
2020 and 2021 PAP awards were halted over COVID-19 effects.
As one of their key objectives, PAP has continued to provide support to fellow Africans especially refugees in camps. Previously they offered support to Nakivale Refugee settlement camps located in the Isingiro district where over 120000 refugees from over 10 nations received donations, which marked the end of 2019 and entry into 2020, thereby making five years of PAP’s successful existence.